Sunday, May 14, 2006

Hamas minister, anti-Zionist rabbi meet

Palestinian cabinet minister Atef Adwan and a controversial Austrian rabbi pledged Friday to work to build ties between Hamas and anti-Zionist Jews.

Adwan, Hamas's refugee minister, and Orthodox rabbi Moishe Arye Friedman said their meeting in the Swedish capital heralded a "joint coalition" between their groups. Adwan also said the two hoped their meeting would lead to plans for humanitarian aid to flow from Friedman's congregation in Vienna to the West Bank.

Friedman flew to Stockholm from Vienna on Thursday to meet with Adwan, who was attending a conference on Palestinian refugees and meeting Swedish lawmakers during his weeklong visit to Sweden.

Israel had harshly criticized Sweden for granting Adwan a visa, saying it helped legitimize Hamas.

Friedman said his congregation would "do everything in practical terms to help the Palestinian people," including sending money and food to the West Bank.

"We will support them in ways that others have failed to do," Friedman said, but declined to give details.

Friedman is chief rabbi for hundreds of anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews in Vienna but is shunned by Austria's 7,000-member Israelite Religious Community because of views that are repudiated by most Jews and also, in some cases, embraced by far-rightists.

Friedman denies Israel's right to exist and has said Zionist Jews share the blame for the Holocaust, which he sees as punishment for straying from God's path.

Hamas - listed as a terrorist organization by both the United States and the European Union - took power five weeks ago following a surprise election victory. Its government is financially crippled because of an international boycott, threatening to leave much of the Palestinian population without aid.

While few Jews share Friedman's views, Adwan said he hoped the meeting would "send a message ... that we can in fact live with each other. That [Jews] can accept the Palestinians as their mates, as their friends and as their neighbors, and we will accept them as the same."

Friedman also announced plans for a conference of more than 100 Muslim, Jewish and Christian religious leaders in Vienna in June, during the same week US President George W. Bush is scheduled to visit the Austrian capital for a US-EU summit.

Adwan, whose visa allows him movement in any of the 15 European countries bound by the Schengen border accord, is traveling to Norway later Friday for meetings with politicians and Palestinian groups.


first of all don't address him as a rabbi. this article makes me sick iwould love to meet up with this guy and knock the shit out of him




Friedman is NOT "chief rabbi for hundreds of anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews in Vienna" as he doesnt even have a minyan is his "shul" and even the frumest community in vienna doesnt accepts him.

also, he has very good connection to some extreme right (nazi) groups


this friedman monster ,is nothing but a murderous pig,and for any normal person to call this animal 'rabbi' is just idiotic



Mr. Friedman does not even have a Minyan in Vienna in his so called shul.


The article does not mention whether the so-called "Rabbi" Friedman (Y"S) in Vienna is officially connected with the so-called "Rabbi" Moshe Hirsch's (Y"S) perverted cult of self-righteous, fellow-Jew-hating, "useful idiot" appeasers of the Sonnei Hashem so-called "Palestinians" (Y"S), the Neturi Karta (Y"S). But as the saying goes, "if it waddles like a duck and quacks like a duck and swims like a duck -- it's proably a duck." Despite his "Orthodox" costume and pretensions, he has as little credibility among Jews as Hirsch -- whose evil cult is no better than the "Moonies," (Y"S).

I wonder-- since Friedman has links to the Fart Right neo-Nazis (Y"S) in Vienna, have they yet taken him on a pilgrimage to all the places in Vienna where their idol, Der Fuhrer (Y"S) used to hang out when he was an unemployed bum there in the years prior to World War I?


here is an interesting article about friedmans sons bar mitzvah in vienna.



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